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NASA Finds Most Earth-Like Planet Yet

NASA Finds Most Earth-Like Planet Yet

Researchers have discovered the most similar planet yet to Earth, 1,400 light-years away. Kepler 452b orbits its star in 385 days, just 20 days longer than our own year. Its star is just 4% larger, a billion and a half years older, and 20% brighter than the sun, meaning 452b is firmly in the “goldilocks” …

Is Jupiter the Reason for Life on Earth?

Is Jupiter the Reason for Life on Earth?

Our solar system is unlike any other discovered in the cosmos to date, and a rogue baby Jupiter might be the reason why it’s so weird – and even home to life. The Solar System consists of four inner planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth & Mars. They’re known as terrestrial planets because they’re made up of …

How Do Satellites Orbit The Earth?

[MUSIC PLAYING] Hey everybody, it’s me, Ben. So today’s question is, how do satellites orbit the earth. You’ll see, we’re using this prop globe that we use for everything. But let’s pretend there’s a satellite around it. Satellites are, to some degree, mysterious objects, right? Orbital mechanics can also be mysterious, because there’s no easy …